Gov. Dayton’s spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci said Dayton came up empty at the governor’s pheasant opener. Tinucci said Dayton didn’t get any birds today during his hunt in Montevideo. Two of Dayton’s hunting partners, however, took two rooster pheasants. GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers shot one bird. Local land owner Paul Johannes took the other.
Dayton announced during his campaign for governor that he would hold an annual governor’s pheasant opener if he was elected. This is the first such event in Minnesota.
Note: Photo of Dayton and Zellers supplied by Gov. Dayton’s office.